Deshaun Watson appears to be dead set on not playing another snap for the Houston Texans.
Last week ESPN reported that Watson had requested a trade from the team a few weeks ago after falling out with Texans owner Cal McNair.
Quarterback Deshaun Watson has requested a trade from the Texans, league sources told ESPN’s Adam Schefter on Thursday.
Watson made the request to the team weeks ago, sources told ESPN.
The Texans’ new head-coaching hire, David Culley, has not and will not alter Watson’s thinking, sources told ESPN, and the quarterback hasn’t spoken to new Texans general manager Nick Caserio or executive Jack Easterby.
During Monday’s edition of PFT Live, NFL analyst Chris Simms revealed that someone he trusts told him that Watson would not play for the Texans ever again and that he’s willing to sit out the entire season if he has to.
Chris Simms "Deshaun Watson will not play with the Houston Texans ever again and he's willing to sit out football for the year if he has to" pic.twitter.com/i8yaHG2ZXG
— Viral Sports (@NotScTop10plays) February 2, 2021
I’ve been led to believe this—that there’s no way that Deshaun Watson will play for the Houston Texans again,. “I have been told by somebody that I trust that says ‘Deshaun Watson will not play for the Houston Texans ever again, and he’s willing to sit out football for the year if he has to.’ That’s where I’ve been led to understand this situation and where it’s at right now, and like I said, it’s someone that I trust very much.”
If Watson chooses to sit out next season it’ll cost him $620k a week and over $10 million in salary for the year.
With a $10.54M salary in 2021, Deshaun Watson would stand to lose $620,000 per game missed.
They can fine him almost $100,000 if he misses minicamp.
They can fine him $50,000 per training camp day missed.
They can fine him $620,000 per preseason game missed.
— Spotrac (@spotrac) January 28, 2021